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'Transition is taking its time' in South Africa, de Klerk says
CNN ^ | May 12, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff

Posted on 05/16/2012 7:52:23 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

(CNN) -- The last white president of South Africa said the post-apartheid land is still trekking toward prosperity for all and a better democracy.

"Fact is that in South Africa, transition is taking its time," F.W. de Klerk said in an interview aired Thursday on "Amanpour," hosted by CNN's Christiane Amanpour. "I'm convinced it's a solid democracy and it will remain so, but it's not a healthy democracy."

Two decades ago, de Klerk joined with then-African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela to end the notorious system of racial separation known as apartheid. Their efforts led to a Nobel Peace Prize.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: southafrica

1 posted on 05/16/2012 7:52:28 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Peace Prize winners-Mandela, Gore, Obama, Arafat-how can any sane person not see what a joke it is?


2 posted on 05/16/2012 8:06:57 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Instead of splitting the ANC in two, they should have split South Africa in two. The “coexist” bumper sticker just doesn’t work there.


3 posted on 05/16/2012 10:17:56 PM PDT by Greg123456
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To: Greg123456

Divide South Africa into two isn’t enough. More like 5 or 10.


4 posted on 05/17/2012 6:11:02 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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